Reciprocity and Bonus Benefits
Members receive discounted admission at participating zoos, aquariums, and nature centers through the
Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Additionally Science Center members receive special benefits at various attractions throughout the season and change on an annual basis.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA represents more than 200 institutions which meet the highest standards in animal care, provide a fun and educational family experience, and dedicate millions of dollars to scientific research, conservation, and education programs. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center first received accreditation in 2006, and again in 2011, and 2016.
Becoming a member of the Science Center gives you discounted admission to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums that participate in the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program.
The Association of Nature Center Administrators
Members of the Association of Nature Center Administrators embrace best practices for managing a nature center. They offer excellent services to their community in the form of environmental education, outreach and partnerships, stewardship, and sustainability.
Becoming a member of the Science Center gives you benefits from ANCA reciprocal members.
2022 Bonus Member Benefits
Reciprocal admission is generally good for up to two adults and two youth for a free visit. Be sure to take your membership card with you when you go. Check the website of the organization for specific hours and directions as well as any additional reservation or safety policies/protocols.